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Scientists find key to unwanted thoughts

<b>Have you ever wanted to stop ruminating on something and just been unable to?</b><p>Scientists could have the secret. They have identified a chemical in the brain's "memory" region that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts.<p>The discovery may help explain why some people can't shift persistent intrusive …

University of Cambridge

Nobel winners shed light on circadian rhythms

Three American scientists share the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work that explained how our cells keep track of time.<p>Circadian …

Ontario housing minister defends new rent control rules in face of report on negative impact

Ontario's housing minister defended government measures to cap rent in the province even though a new report says at least 1,000 planned rental units …

8 Terrifying Things That Will Put Your Life Into Perspective

Hold on tight, we're in for a bumpy ride.

Universe

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

Alzheimer's Disease

Depression may alter brain's white matter structure

Depression has been shown to alter the structure of the brain's white matter, which contains the circuitry that allows brain cells to communicate …

Humanity

Sugar-sweetened drinks and your metabolism

The next time you tuck into a protein rich dinner, it may be a good idea to hold off on the sugary drinks. A new study published in <i>BMC Nutrition</i> …

7.2-million-year-old pre-human fossils challenge modern human evolution theory

A jawbone discovered by German troops in Athens during the Second World War could be evidence that apes and humans diverged 200,000 years earlier …

15 Facts You Need to Know About the Delightfully Weird ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’

Depicting a fantastically surreal world that ranges from orgiastic pleasure to terrifying horror, Hieronymus Bosch's <i>The Garden of Earthly Delights</i> has fascinated the public for centuries. Now housed in Madrid's Prado Museum, it's hard to believe this bizarre painting—filled with Willy Wonka …

Dinosaur asteroid hit 'worst possible place'

<b>Scientists who drilled into the impact crater associated with the demise of the dinosaurs summarise their findings so far in a BBC Two documentary on Monday.</b><p>The researchers recovered rocks from under the Gulf of Mexico that were hit by an asteroid 66 million years ago.<p>The nature of this material …

This Is Where Body Fat Actually Goes When You Lose Weight

No, you don't pee it out.<p>Despite society's obsession with weight loss, a study has revealed that, surprisingly, most health professionals don't …

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This

Anyone can do it and it doesn't cost a thing.<p>Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can't control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry that all this worrying may not be good for you?<p>Most of us do at least some of …

How Reading Fiction Can Make You a Better Leader

A heap of studies shows reading fiction is far more than just a fun way to pass the time.<p>Both former President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg have publicly talked about how they like to regularly kick back with a good work of fiction. Are they just letting off steam after a hard day at their stressful …

Black Homeownership Rates Disturbingly Low, Despite Strengthened Housing Market

Things are finally looking up for the national housing market, as cities across the country are poised to move forward and rid themselves of the …

Huge housing prices in southern Ontario latest headache for Wynne government

House prices are skyrocketing in cities across southern Ontario, and it's posing a big dilemma for Premier Kathleen Wynne, her finance minister and …

Real Estate

Soaring rents may expose flaws in longtime economic theory

From the vantage point of Winnipeg, Wayne Simpson has seen two sides of the Canadian property market.<p>"My daughter was in Vancouver with a good job …

Renter Nation: Half of Largest Cities Now Majority Renter

As of 2016, more than one in three households (37%) in the U.S. rent their homes. The majority of renter heads of household are 30 to 44 years old …

Home Ownership

Astronomers just turned on a planet-size telescope to take a picture of a black hole

Every image you’ve seen of a black hole is an illustration. A giant “virtual” telescope may change that.<p>The closest astronomers have come to directly “seeing” a black hole happened last year, when the LIGO observatory detected the spacetime-warping gravitational waves radiating from a pair of black …

Black Holes

Gentrification hits tax bills for people in Hamilton's lower city

It's a sign gentrification is hitting bank accounts in earnest. For the first time in decades, lower city wards have the largest property assessment …

How the World's First Cities Got Started

A 12,000-year-old “Stonehenge on steroids” transformed nomadic humans into members of complex societies.<p>When the late German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt discovered the world’s oldest known structures, he came up with a revolutionary theory about the history of human civilization: “First came the …

Jupiter Flyby From Cassini

NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught this photo on December 29, 2000, from about 10 million kilometers away.

Exercise and Improving Your Mood

Exercise can be a great way to lift your mood and improve your emotions. When you exercise, your body feels more relaxed and calm. Find out some of …

Exercise

Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

TORONTO, July 27, 2016 – A team of Toronto scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, …

A Crazy New Species of Beaked Whale Has Been Discovered in the Pacific

Did you know that beaked whales are a thing, and that they’re more than just giant, weird-looking dolphin clones?<p>On Tuesday, a team of scientists …

Whales

Bacteria Were Already Fighting Back Centuries Before Penicillin

DNA found in mummy guts shows the history of bacterial resistance.<p>Scientists have discovered that bacteria from inside the guts of 1000 year old Incan and Italian mummies shows resistance to modern antibiotics.<p>Tasha Santiago-Rodriguez of California Polytechnic State University in San Louis Opisbo …

2,000 generations of algae foretell future of ocean acidification

Scientists don’t need a time machine to see the potential future of the planet’s oceans. They can look to a single-celled species of algae, called …

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The Teflon Toxin — An Investigative Series by The Intercept

In this series, Sharon Lerner exposes DuPont’s multi-decade cover-up of the severe harms to health associated with a chemical known as PFOA, or C8, …

Generation X

Two Colossal Blobs Of Molten Rock Are Hiding Under Africa And The Pacific Ocean

There are two colossal blobs the size of entire continents hiding deep within Earth’s mantle, and researchers are almost completely baffled as to …